College Freshman From Gary Killed in Louisiana Shooting

Annette January, 19, was on the track and field team and graduated from Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in 2015

A freshman student at Southern University originally from northwest Indiana was killed in a shooting early Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Annette January, 19, of Gary, Indiana, was a freshman student-athlete on the Track and Field team at Southern University. She graduated from Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary in 2015.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex near the campus of Louisiana State University, police confirmed.

January, and another student, 19-year-old Lashuntae Benton, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, were killed, according to Southern University President Ray L. Belton. Benton was a student athletic trainer. A third victim, a 24-year-old man, was also shot but expected to survive.

Authorities continue to investigate, and no one is in custody.

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